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  1. hellobonjour's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  2. stopyunn's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  3. firatssonmez's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    A hand woven cinematography... So deliberate

  4. findfilm's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    An extraordinary and stunning film. Set in pre-war Vietnam this is an ode to a beautiful and simple way of life where total pleasure exists in simply living. Every scene is beautifully and meticulously captured with an extraordinary attention to detail. Close-ups of insects and plants are entirely appropriate as is the avant-garde soundtrack featuring piano and strings. Utterly timeless and compelling.

  5. Sachin Chavan's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Another beautiful film. Slow metamorphosis of a house servant girl in prewar Vietnam. Wonderful cinematography and effective characterisation. The detailing of the set takes the cake. A delightful experience for those who like to savour a movie like classic tea or wine. Rich on the senses and soothing on the mind. Serves as a relaxant after a long day.

  6. Laura Suffield's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    It's truly beautiful visually - the house, its interiors and the plants and animals - but it has to be taken as a sort of Cinderella fairy tale or a children's story as the characters are all 2-dimensional and the last third with the (bad) pianist rescuing the lovely Miu from her lowly status is dire.

  7. captainfez's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Nothing happens, but it happens beautifully. Unless you're an ant: then you're fucked.

  8. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Visually stunning with focus on detail that makes me think that Tom Ford must've seen this movie when he was making A Single Man. Adding key role of music (or sounds in general) and very simple story and movies start to look very similar

  9. janeire's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    the best film ive seen on mubi. finally, after more than year since opening my account here.

  10. lou.'s rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Deep and delicate, gracefully directed. Outstanding cinematography and photography. What a joy of the sight! Mui's beauty is reflected in every single detail, turning ordinary things into meaningful poetry. I enjoyed all those moments of silence as much as the music that ties the soft narrative.

  11. Quattro's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    What a treat for the senses. It's the chirp of crickets and birds; it's the soft breeze blowing through the mosquito net in the summer sultriness. It's the silent observation of life, flowing across the frame. Slow pace, gorgeous images. I fell in love with the soft sounds, light and colors, and with those wonderful tracking shots and rack focuses. The last part's weaker – but I guess In the mood for love began here.

  12. Eva Rose Corlett's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  13. Cependant's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  14. fearraigh's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Tran's later films have been far more interesting stylishly than substantially but his debut, winner of the Caméra d'Or at Cannes in 1993, is a wonderfully shimmering piece of low-key drama. All the more impressive that it was filmed in a studio in Paris with a cast who had never set foot in Vietnam at the time.

  15. VivianDarkbloom's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  16. Théo's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Beau, sensible, très travaillé... et pourtant il manque l'émotion, comme si les sentiments étaient étouffés sous une mise en scène trop consciencieuse et méticuleuse.

  17. Olivier Serafinowicz's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  18. Sigalla's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  19. azoulay's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    La beauté magnifiée de tous les plans, le charme de cette vie là, la chaleur qui perle sur la pellicule et l'incroyable présence des choses et des êtres Peu à peu tout s'étiole dans la profonde banalité du scénario qui fait fi de tout, de l'histoire coloniale, nous vendant 'une lutte des classes "apaisée" et qui nous mène vers l'invraisemblable, aussi bêtement qu'une pièce de boulevard. Dommage pour nous.

  20. Nm9's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Beau personnage d'enfant, belle atmosphère,

  21. Danielle Botbol's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    Une éclosion, une ode à la beauté.

  22. grotescsetorg's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

  23. armsoreal's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    that is not saigon. that is not how vietnamese people talk(ed) to each other. 10 years ago, missing the first sequence, i was totally convinced that the film was set in some northern rural town and hence merely weirded out by the accents. 10 years later, i am baffled by all the praises for this film despite such level of fake and viet kieu-ness presented all over the film.

  24. Ricardo Branco's rating of the film The Scent of Green Papaya

    This movie is so relaxing. The cinematography is transcendent because every frame is really beautiful and the choice of shots is really peculiar, showing the protagonists curiosity and always giving the spectator interesting details. The traveling after the pianist closes Mùi's door really got to me. And what a wonderful work of mise-en-scène, isn't it?

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